Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for PAKHAR-22

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone PAKHAR-22 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000951
Name PAKHAR-22
From - To 10 Dec - 12 Dec
Exposed countries Off-shore
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 93 km/h Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 0.5 m (11 Dec 11:00 UTC)
Vulnerability --


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS JTWC 46 km/h 0.5 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 130 km/h 0.7 m 573 mm 0.5
GFS 94 km/h 0.8 m 224 mm 0.5
ECMWF 101 km/h 0.7 m 440 mm 0.5
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Philippines - Tropical storm PAKHAR (ECHO 12 Dec 2022)Mon, 12 Dec 2022 10:55

  • Tropical storm PAKHAR (named ROSAL in the Philippines) formed over the western Philippine Sea on 10 December close to Catanduanes island (eastern Philippines) and moved northeastward over the sea. On 12 December at 00.00 UTC, its centre was located over the sea approximately 800 km of east-northeast of extreme northern Luzon.
  • According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, as of 12 December, 165 people have been preventively evacuated across the regions of Western Visayas and Eastern Visayas.
  • PAKHAR is forecast to move east-northeastward on 12 December and, on 13-14 December, turn southward weakening.
  • For the next 24 hours, light rain is expected over Batanes and Babuyan Islands.
The Philippines - Tropical Depression PAKHAR, update (ECHO 13 Dec 2022)Tue, 13 Dec 2022 10:45

  • Tropical depression PAKHAR (named "Rosal" in the Philippines) continued northeastward over the Philippine Sea on 12 December, well off the coast of central-northern Phillippines and further weakening. On 12 December at 20.00 UTC, its centre was located more than 1,000 km east of the far north of Luzon Island, as a low-pressure area.
  • PAKHAR brought heavy rainfall, strong wind and storm surge on northern Mindanao, Visayas and southern Luzon over 10-12 December.
  • The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reports more than 100 evacuated people (of which over 30 inside one evacuation centre) and some damaged houses across Western Visayas Region and Caraga region. In addition, media report, eight fatalities and one injured person across the Rizal province (just east of the Manila City area, southern Luzon) due to flash floods.
  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate rainfall is forecast over northern Mindanao, Visayas and eastern Luzon.
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Rosal weakens into low pressure area2022-12-13T00:39+0100.

The low pressure area that used to be Tropical Storm Rosal (Pakhar) is expected to dissipate within 24 hours, says PAGASA early Tuesday, December 13. MANILA, Philippines – Rosal (Pakhar), a tropical storm at its peak, quickly transitioned
Rosal may dissipate while moving away from Philippines2022-12-12T17:39+0100.

MANILA, Philippines Tropical Storm Rosal continues to move away from the country, and though it gained some strength yesterday, the weather disturbance is expected to weaken and dissipate tonight or early Wednesday. The Philippine Atmospher
WEEKLY DISASTER UPDATE 5 – 11 December 20222022-12-12T12:51+0100.

REGIONAL SUMMARY: For the forty-ninth week of 2022, a total of 17 disasters (11 floods, 2 wind-related, 2 landslides, 1 earthquake, and 1 local storm) affected the region. Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam have reporte
Rosal slightly weakens as it continues to move farther from PH2022-12-12T12:26+0100.

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Storm Rosal (international name: Pakhar) slightly weakened on Monday afternoon, as it continued to pass over the Philippine Sea and move away from the country’s landmass, the state weather service said. Accord

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